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06-13-2013 01:27 PM
fergy If they're worn on the final drive they're probably worn on the coupler too. I'd probably ask them to replace it as well.
06-12-2013 11:58 PM
blazblu82
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Originally Posted by FoolAmI View Post
Sounds like you've got a good dealer. Driveshafts are fairly pricy.
Nope; but the final drive is! $200 for the DS and $972 for the Final Drive add another $74 for a new coupler. The drive shaft splines almost never break, it's the splines on the FD and coupler that do.
06-12-2013 11:36 PM
Spencer1 Sounds like you've got a good dealer. Driveshafts are fairly pricy.
06-12-2013 08:13 PM
geezyrider
Free repair

The dealer just called stating that the splines were worn on the final dive and that they would replace it and lube everything up at no charge.
06-12-2013 11:27 AM
geezyrider
Spline lube schedule

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Originally Posted by Jamesoct1990 View Post
Factory scheduled maintince out of a service manual is a good point of reference. But it's just that, when the manufacture thinks the bike needs a little tlc. In reality a good maintaince scedual depends on a variety of factors. If its a new to me bike, or anything for that matter, I like to pull everything apart and check it for my self. This accomplished to things, I get filmiluar with my machine and I know everything is right. As to when to recheck everything, to me it makes since to take a little extra time to make sure everything's still in good shape and relube. Anytime you have to take a section of the bike apart. IMO that means lubing the splines every time I put a new tire on the rear roughly 10k miles. It just makes since to me to take the time while she's down to do the little things that most overlook till its to late. An ounce of prevention goes a long ways.
Excellent point about doing it when you change out a tire. That really makes sense. Not that much more to take the four bolts out and pull the final drive. RE: manual, I just yesterday received a Clymer manual compliments of the previous owner. I am going to have the dealer do it this time, (agreed to by them when purchasing the bike) and have them install a new tire when doing the job.
06-12-2013 02:16 AM
slimvulcanrider
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Originally Posted by geezyrider View Post
Talked to a dude at the Factory customer service. And he said the first one at 4000 miles and the next one at 24,000 miles, and every 20,000 miles there after. Claims he got it from the factory service manual. But I personally think the guy was screwing goobers!
I found the same numbers straight out of the Kawasaki Service Manual Page 1-8 and in the Service Manual Chapter 10-16 talks about exactly how to do the spline lube, and the VN750 Owners Manual says to lube the splines at 10,000 miles then every 20,000 after. The Clymers manual also says 4000 and every 20k there after.

have you downloaded the manuals? do you have any kind of repair manual other than VN750.com? You might want to take the time and get the manual, I have the Clymer, Factory Kawasaki Service Manual, and The Chilton's. I use all three every time I work on my bike. I find the Clymer easiest to use, but nothing beats the wiring diagrams of the Chilton's, and the Factory Service manual has the best description of each part and how it goes back together.

before you go knocking people, take the time to read stuff your self.
06-12-2013 01:12 AM
Jamesoct1990 Factory scheduled maintince out of a service manual is a good point of reference. But it's just that, when the manufacture thinks the bike needs a little tlc. In reality a good maintaince scedual depends on a variety of factors. If its a new to me bike, or anything for that matter, I like to pull everything apart and check it for my self. This accomplished to things, I get filmiluar with my machine and I know everything is right. As to when to recheck everything, to me it makes since to take a little extra time to make sure everything's still in good shape and relube. Anytime you have to take a section of the bike apart. IMO that means lubing the splines every time I put a new tire on the rear roughly 10k miles. It just makes since to me to take the time while she's down to do the little things that most overlook till its to late. An ounce of prevention goes a long ways.
06-11-2013 07:50 PM
geezyrider
Schedule maintenance, splines!

Talked to a dude at the Factory customer service. And he said the first one at 4000 miles and the next one at 24,000 miles, and every 20,000 miles there after. Claims he got it from the factory service manual. But I personally think the guy was screwing goobers!
06-11-2013 04:07 PM
fergy
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Originally Posted by blazblu82 View Post
OH! What a stupid way to word things! When the book talks about the propeller shaft joint, I assumed the u-joint. I never would have imagined the coupler being called a "sliding joint". *facepalm*

Even then, if the joint was lubricated @ 6,000 miles, the lube should last until 36,000 miles before needing maintenance. That's a long time since most of these smaller bikes get passed around so often with high years and low miles.
Probably some of the same thoughts or miss-interpretations the shop guys have!
06-11-2013 03:47 PM
niterider The splines at the front end of the drive shaft have minimal movement and a coat of oil will keep rust from building up. I don't mess with those.
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